A new study claims the appetite-suppressing drug Lorcaserin is safe and effective when used by overweight adults.
Read down below the headlines for this story and you’ll find that adults using Lorcaserin took 3 years and 4 months to lose an average of just 4kg (8.8lb)! Given this very mediocre result, the prominent media publicity generated for the study was clearly designed with the goal of deceiving patients and generating consumer demand for the drug.
Moreover, far from being safe, the known side effects of Lorcaserin include anxiety; bladder pain; bloody or cloudy urine; blurred vision; body aches or pain; chills; cold sweats; coma; confusion; depression; difficult, burning, or painful urination; difficulty with breathing; dizziness; fever; frequent urge to urinate; headache; loss of voice; lower back or side pain; nausea; nightmares; seizures; slow or fast heartbeat; slurred speech; sore throat; swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males; unexpected or excess milk flow from the breasts; and unusual tiredness or weakness. Ironically, the drug has even been found to cause INCREASED hunger in patients taking it!
As always, therefore, the bottom line is that we should not allow ourselves to be misled by the mass media and its promotion of dangerous pharmaceutical medications. In short, there really is no such thing as a ‘safe’ drug.